- a wolflike monster, a son of Loki and Angerboda, chained by Gleipnir but destined to be released at Ragnarok to eat Odin and to be killed by Vidar.
Also called Fen·ris-wolf [fen-ris-woo lf] /ˈfɛn rɪsˌwʊlf/.
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Examples from the Web for fenrir
Fenrir, always the grimmer of the two, made a sound in his throat in reply.
He ran with Fenrir beside him and to his left and right ran the others with their prowlers.
Humbolt and Lake ran on, Fenrir raging beside them, and into the control room.
Fenrir leaped at his throat and Humbolt shouted the quick command: "Disarm!"
Fenrir the Wolf might not be seized upon by any of the Æsir.The Children of Odin
Fenris (ˈfɛnrɪs) or Fenriswolf (ˈfɛnrɪsˌwʊlf)
- Norse myth an enormous wolf, fathered by Loki, which killed Odin
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